Is CAPTCHA needed?

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CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”).

As far as I know it offers:
• Protections from scraping people's email addresses of users that are posted in clear text and spamming blogs with dozen of bogus comments.
• Stop bots from accessing on a site.

Now, Is CAPTCHA really helping on filtering BOTS/SPAMMERS? CAPTCHA are sometimes only based on reading texts, which is a problem for people who are visually impaired and some of the text images supported version are not properly distorted. This will not stop the bots from accessing protected resources because it is like reading a normal text, which something a bot can easily do. Problem is, if too many sites start using a certain redundant type of CAPTCHA, it may seem to be easy to dodge specially if you can program a bot to learn the answer.

Are you confident that your website with a CAPTCHA on it, is doing well? Or just a mere obstacle to casual users?
What do you think?

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Wow. Yes, those are seriously annoying just like those "check this box if you are not a robot" boxes. I actually don't think those things are necessary at all. A complete waste of time in my book. But I do see it as a security check in a good way at times.
 

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I agree. Sometimes I really rate to fill these CATCHAs especially with my favorite sites. I have seen a website that's using pictures, instead like click all boxes that have cars in it. Or identify the given words in the pictures. But, I agree that it's important for security likes those websites they said they're under attack.
 

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Captcha is necessary because it will reduce the chances of fake registration on your website. If captcha is not there then robots will cause too many spam account registration on your site.

You can have various types of capthca. You will have to choose which is better for your website. Stopping spammers or bots is the main work of captcha. Blocking spam emails, comments is the main work of captcha.
 

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I agree with 24x7, you need it to stop automatic bots but spammers will still get past as they are users who enter the codes in.
 

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I really believe that its necessary to have captchas as security features to avoid bots from creating fake accounts that could cause a problem on your server. These captchas are better since bots can't determine or bypass this. Only a real human can detect the pictures or words on captchas which is a really nice feature to keep your site safe from bots.
 

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Wow. Yes, those are seriously annoying just like those "check this box if you are not a robot" boxes. I actually don't think those things are necessary at all. A complete waste of time in my book. But I do see it as a security check in a good way at times.
Hi pearl! Yes it was very annoying sometimes, but this new feature of google you were saying is currently helping. You don't really need much effort since you just need to spare a little click on it, with a loading of a 3 to 4secs? so its all good. I'm pointing about the captcha's with annoying effects/riddles on it. Same thoughts, I see security checks good sometimes specially on important matters such as online banking.

Captcha is necessary because it will reduce the chances of fake registration on your website. If captcha is not there then robots will cause too many spam account registration on your site.

You can have various types of capthca. You will have to choose which is better for your website. Stopping spammers or bots is the main work of captcha. Blocking spam emails, comments is the main work of captcha.

Yes I too agree on this. But since google release a modern captcha (the one you will just click to check if you were a bot), I wish all other sites use that function since I'm sure its a dead end for the spammers/bots.
 

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I think it depends on your usage of it. If you are managing a large forum such as this one then you are likely to encounter bots and their troublesome/time-wasting posts in which case CAPTCHA can help (but not completely resolve) the situation. If you have a simple contact form on your website and can put up with the occasional bot email then it's not required there.
 
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CHAPTCHA is an additional security to enhance the program of validation of someone who want to register On sites. And It is useful to secure surely the sites and to avoid bots or fake registration.

Even it can kill some time to the one who registering, it is still good for better safe.
 

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I Strongly agree Chaptcha is very important for safety specially as for me I'm always on line and I wanna make sure that everything I doing is safe and secure. these days are very alarming when it comes to online security specially for registration for a simple bond on the website.
 

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In my opinion, it is really needed for extra security, but have you ever heard of captcha typers? Actually, I don't know what they're up to the only thing I know is what they're doing is bypassing security measures to log in on a certain site.

Bad thing is, thirld world country peeps are biting into the CAPTCHA TYPING platforms to earn extra money when in reality they don't know the impact that they're doing. I am from the Philippines, and I can say there are lots of people sharing things on FACEBOOK about this so called captcha typing site, claiming it's legit. And people certainly falling for it, because MONEY.
 

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The annoying thing, that captcha. I don't think we needed that , is not helping actually, well for me, but I think just to avoid the spamming that's why they put the captcha, and also some pay per click website who automatically click something, and now they need to follow the instruction, and take a break for a while to answer that captcha.
 

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Catpchas are not that hard to do and it is necessary for us and for thr website cause it provides an extra security whenever we try to log in it can sometimes be annoyingbut i have tried catpcha works like 2captchas.com and it doesnt seem to bother me anymore.Also, its been around quite many years ago and really did a great share in terms of security so overall, captchas are fine by me :)
 

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I think it is necessary to have CAPTCHA for confirmation and identification if it is a robot or not. But sometimes CAPTCHA is really hard to understand.
 

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I think it is necessary for the sites to have captchas. I've read that captchas are used mostly to block spammers and bots. I wasn't so sure about the bots at first but I learned that some people use bots to gather email adresses. Even though its annoying, it's for our own privacy.
 

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I am so terrible at captchas. I mess up most of the selections and I always repepat the captchas. But I'm not gonna complain because it was probably for my safety. However, didn't it just get compromised when there are captcha sites that hire people to type it? So the safety is also compromised, right?
 

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I really do not have an an exact idea why captcha is needed. Based on my observation, captcha is needed to verify if the one who is filling up is not a robot. My other observation is that it is required to validate that the person is literate or have an I.Q. or could follow simple instruction. On the other hand, I also have jobs in clicking captchas in order to earn in some sites. They said that they are for traffic purposes in the internet.
 

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CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”).

As far as I know it offers:
• Protections from scraping people's email addresses of users that are posted in clear text and spamming blogs with dozen of bogus comments.
• Stop bots from accessing on a site.

Now, Is CAPTCHA really helping on filtering BOTS/SPAMMERS? CAPTCHA are sometimes only based on reading texts, which is a problem for people who are visually impaired and some of the text images supported version are not properly distorted. This will not stop the bots from accessing protected resources because it is like reading a normal text, which something a bot can easily do. Problem is, if too many sites start using a certain redundant type of CAPTCHA, it may seem to be easy to dodge specially if you can program a bot to learn the answer.

Are you confident that your website with a CAPTCHA on it, is doing well? Or just a mere obstacle to casual users?
What do you think?

-Skull
I feel you bro every time I encounter that captcha thing I always annoyed specially when your guess are not correct but good thing is many bots will spread if captcha never exist lets just see the brighter side of this :)
 

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No matter how annoying it is, as long as it's for security purposes, it's okay. It can also protect your account though, whatever it is you're signing up. Captcha is really bothersome especially if what appears is hard to understand. It's like a test when you know to yourself you are a liable, good citizen. Haha. But then, it's for all the good so I guess it will remain until new a technology.
 

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Eventhough most of those CAPTCHAS are hard to understand, it is still necessary for some security purposes. Funny how to think that even it appears like "you can type it correctly if your not a robot", still we comply on it. Not a big deal though, because everyone is doing it. :)
 

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In my opinion, it is really needed for extra security, but have you ever heard of captcha typers? Actually, I don't know what they're up to the only thing I know is what they're doing is bypassing security measures to log in on a certain site.

Bad thing is, thirld world country peeps are biting into the CAPTCHA TYPING platforms to earn extra money when in reality they don't know the impact that they're doing. I am from the Philippines, and I can say there are lots of people sharing things on FACEBOOK about this so called captcha typing site, claiming it's legit. And people certainly falling for it, because MONEY.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the topic! Yes, I'm actually familiar with that online job. I'm a bit skeptical about it since I can't find proven income to that job. I understand captcha is doing well on security purposes. I am speaking on behalf of the disabled ones who can't comprehend to those captcha that require much work.

In my opinion, it is really needed for extra security, but have you ever heard of captcha typers? Actually, I don't know what they're up to the only thing I know is what they're doing is bypassing security measures to log in on a certain site.

Bad thing is, thirld world country peeps are biting into the CAPTCHA TYPING platforms to earn extra money when in reality they don't know the impact that they're doing. I am from the Philippines, and I can say there are lots of people sharing things on FACEBOOK about this so called captcha typing site, claiming it's legit. And people certainly falling for it, because MONEY.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the topic! Yes, I'm actually familiar with that online job. I'm a bit skeptical about it since I can't find proven income to that job. I understand captcha is doing well on security purposes. I am speaking on behalf of the disabled ones who can't comprehend to those captcha that requires much work.
 
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